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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales in China Top Two Million" Apple 10:11 PM
  • "Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5 units in China launch weekend" AppleInsider 8:40 PM
  • "Surprise! Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5s in China in 3 days" Fortune 8:54 PM
  • "Apple's German slide-to-unlock injunction against Motorola likely to be narrowed or lifted in April" Foss Patents 12:10 PM
  • "Apple could be start of renewed US manufacturing focus" The News Tribune 7:13 AM
  • "Explaining Apple's Falling Stock Price" Forbes 12:13 PM
  • "Walmart Slashes Prices on Apple iPhone 5 and iPad" ABCNews 7:30 AM
  • "A not-so-quiet weekend for Apple in China and Taiwan" Fortune 1:47 PM
  • "iPhone 5 hits China as Apple shares slide further" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Apple job posting hints that future iMac versions could use AMD Radeon graphics" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "ITC judge clears Apple, Intel, HP of patent infringement allegations" AppleInsider 12/15
  • "Google Maps Is Back, but Apple's Outta Whack: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 12/15
  • "5 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple Maps: Google Maps' triumphant return to the iPhone exposes just how bad Apple's app really is." InformationWeek 12/15
  • "Google Maps for iOS may violate European data protection law: German watchdog says the issue is turning location data sharing on by default." Ars Technica 12/15
  • "Foxconn iPhone Factory Under Scrutiny Again" DeviceMAG 12/15
  • "Andreessen: Here's The Difference Between Steve Jobs And Tim Cook" Business Insider 12/15
  • "Redesigned and Expanded Third Street Promenade Apple Store Opens in Santa Monica, CA" MacRumors 12/15
  • "Latest Mac malware adds to 'troubling trend,' says security expert" ZDNet 12/14
  • "More than 80% use iTunes 11, 21% hate it, many can't run it: Our survey found that iTunes 11 uptake is strong, but not everyone's pleased" Macworld UK 12/14
  • "Apple launches iCloud, Services, and Services status page" ZDNet 12/14
  • "Apple Launches New Comprehensive Service Status Page" App Advice 12/14
  • "Apple announces Mac App Store's Best of 2012: Deux Ex takes Game of the Year on Mac" Electronista 12/14
  • "OS X Server (Mountain Lion): 'An SSL error has occurred' message when upgrading to Server app v2.2" Apple Support 12/15
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week readers e-mailed in questions about Target Display mode in iMac systems and RAM purchases for Macs among others." MacFixIt 12/14
  • "Turbocharge the Mac's Finder/Version reviewed: XtraFinder 0.12" Softpedia 12/14
  • "Adjust 5 review: Created HDR and tone-mapped images with this superb Photpshop plug-in" Macworld UK 12/14
  • "iArt Pro review: A basic painting package, enhanced with a colour overlay function" Macworld UK 12/14
  • "Fill your home with holiday music" Macworld 12/14
  • "The Dock's Hidden Treasures" Mactuts+ 12/14
  • "What's new in iTunes 11.0.1: Missing features restored, annoying bugs fixed" Macworld 12/14
  • "iTunes 11 Update Fixes Search Speed" Kirkville 12/14
  • "iTunes 11 Update Fixes Various Artists Bug" Kirkville 12/14
  • "The Festive Apple 2012: Christmas Trees for OS X, iOS, and the living room" AppleTell 12/14
  • "How Mac Sheeple Backup Up Files To The Cloud With The DollyDrive App" Mac 360 12/14
  • "What The Top Mac App For 2012 Can Do To Enhance Your Photos" TeraTalks 12/14
  • "100 Ways To Love And Lust For The Mac's Top Camera Utility App For 2012" BohemianBoomer 12/14
  • "The Best 2012 Menubar App For The Mac Is A Tie (one is free, one is not)" NoodleMac 12/14
  • "The Top Mac Social App For 2012 Doesn't Come From Twitter Or Facebook" McSolo 12/14
  • "Hate iTunes 11? You're Not Alone" Tapscape 8:08 AM
  • "How Pixle Created Its Clever Cut-and-Fold App 'Foldify'" Wired 12/15
  • "Made in America Macs Soon, iOS and OS X Will Not Merge, iMac RAM Upgrade, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 12/14
  • "For Apple, change could be a good sign"  Macworld 12/14
  • "iTunes 11: iTunes desperately needs a complete rethinking. iTunes 11 isn't that. It seems as if Apple tried to hide iTunes' complexity under a shallow veneer of simplicity. Unfortunately, a new coat of paint won't fix the leaning tower of Pisa."  ignore the code 12/14
  • "Staff Picks: The Top 6 Best Mac Apps Of 2012 (from the Mac App Store)" Mac 360 12/14
Press Releases
  • "Alfred 2.0 Will Have Powerful New 'Workflows' For Creating Complex Searches On Your Mac" Cult of Mac 6:33 PM
  • "VLC Media Player 2.0.5: UI Tweaks, Subtitle Fixes, More" FairerPlatform 1:21 PM
  • "Pixelmator 2.1.4 ships, nVidia driver bug unresolved'" FairerPlatform 12/14
  • "3D Systems has new and free Cubify client for Mac OS X" Architosh 12/14
  • "Media Alert: FotoMagico 4.1 Free Update Keeps Track Of Your Media Assets" prMac 12/14
  • "Digital Heaven releases DH_SubtitleX for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5" prMac 12/14
  • "Christmasville from Nevosoft" ["Christmas is in danger! Santa Claus has been abducted from his home at the North Pole. You play from the perspective of Arthur Knight, a private detective who reluctantly starts his own investigation of the case of the missing Santa."] Nevosoft 12/14
  • "Christmasville from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" prMac 12/14
  • "Santa Brings Picture Collage Maker Pro with 30% off plus a Free Gift" prMac 12/14
  • "Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign: Improves PNG Conversion" prMac 12/14
  • "Xcode Fundamentals Interactive Training Course Released" prMac 12/14
  • "Mac Printer Drivers: Epson, Lexmark Get Fresh" FairerPlatform 12/14
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's new pre-order system pays off during record-breaking, chaos-free iPhone 5 launch in China" The Verge 9:27 PM
  • "Photos from Apple's latest retail openings in US, Australia & China" AppleInsider 12:22 PM
  • "Apple launches iPhone 5 in 33 countries Friday: Early videos" Fortune 12/14
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Launches in 33 Countries, Including China" PC Magazine 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 launches in China, Apple shifts focus away from U.S." ZDNet 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly 'Robust,' Despite Lack Of Lineups" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 hits China, as Apple market share slips" Reuters 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 Sales In China Reportedly 'Robust,' Despite Lack Of Lineups" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Makes China Debut" [Video Report] CNBC 12/14
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Takes on Cheaper Rivals in China" CNBC 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 launches in mainland China and Taiwan today, lines show up as usual" Engadget 12/14
  • "A Frigid Launch for iPhone 5 in Beijing" WSJ Blogs 12/14
  • "Shoppers Stay Away From Beijing's IPhone 5 Launch" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 12/14
  • "Apple's China reservation system again cuts down on lines, scalpers for iPhone 5" AppleInsider 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 Launch in China Is Cold, Quiet, and Lifeless (videos)" M.I.C. Gadget 12/14
  • "Samsung exec comes out as Apple fanboy: Samsung chief strategy office Young Sohn has admitted that he prefers using a Mac, iPhone and iPad" Macworld UK 12/14
  • "The $105 iPhone 5: Smaller Carriers Turn to Payment Plans to Bring Down Smartphone Prices" Techland 12/14
  • "Report On iOS 6 Adoption After Google Maps Release Suggests Impact Of Apple Maps Exaggerated" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "Apple brings back app 'gifting' straight from your iOS device: And the absent-minded can schedule up to 90 days in advance, too." Ars Technica 12/14
  • "Apple iOS users can now gift an app from the App Store" CNET News 12/14
  • "Apple reintroduces app gifting to iOS, includes new 'delivery date' option" Digital Trends 12/14
  • "iPad mini makes list of 'Best Boomer Tech Products for 2012'" AppleDailyReport 12/14
  • "Apple confirms Amazon ebooks bendover, EU watchdog drops bone" The Register 12/14
  • "Police on Apple store tasering: It was 'justified'/After reviewing an incident in which a 44-year-old woman was tasered for allegedly refusing to leave an Apple store, police conclude the act was 'justified and appropriate.'" CNET News 12/14
  • "A Chinese Woman Got Tasered By U.S. Cops For Buying Too Many iPhones From Apple Store" M.I.C. Gadget 12/14
  • "Tablet's Dominating Ebook Readers" Forbes 12/14
  • "The Most Meta Use Of Apple Stickers We've Ever Seen [Image] Cult of Mac 12/14
  • "Cop Busted for Buying $15 iPhone From Another Officer" Mashable 12/14
  • "Latest Steve Jobs action figure remarkably detailed" CNET News 12/14
Non-Apple News
  • "A New Project Glass Patent from Google Spells out Features, Apps & Powerful Patent Claims" Patent Bolt 11:53 AM
  • "Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Engineering Director Focusing On Machine Learning And Language Tech" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "MGG 428: More Than Cool Stuff Found (and Questions Answered, too!)" The Mac Observer 12:25 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 82 - Prone to Odd Infections" Touch Arcade 12/14
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst of TidBITS, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/14
  • "Google Maps For Apple Violates European Union Law?" Forbes 12:14 PM
  • "Retailers run out of iPhone 5 stocks: Holiday season, DSF expected to fuel more demand for the product" 9:23 AM
  • "How iOS emulation is reviving an arcane, arcade-inspired retro console: Vectrex Regeneration brings Asteroids-style vector graphics back home again." Ars Technica 12/15
  • "Apple Suppliers Hit By Order Cuts, Analyst Says" WSJ Blogs 12/14
  • "Apple Doubles iPad Mini Display Orders: Stronger than expected demand has led Apple to increase the number of iPad Mini displays on order from 6 million to 12 million." InformationWeek 12/14
  • "NPD questions if iPad shipments will topple 100M next year" ZDNet 12/14
  • "Taiwan market: Retail sales of iPad 4, iPad mini start" DigiTimes 12/14
  • "Foxconn refutes rumors of issues with automated production plans" DigiTimes 12/14
  • "Next iPad Mini to Have Retina Display?" MacRumors 12/14
  • "Next iPad Mini to get hi-res display, larger iPad to be lighter, report says" Digital Trends 12/14
  • "Apple said to be working on high resolution iPad mini displays" iDownload Blog 12/14
  • "Apple pursues iPad Mini with better display, say 'sources'" CNET News 12/14
  • "iPad 5 to be substantially lighter: News report in Taiwan claims Apple is working on lighter next-gen iPad" Macworld UK 12/14
  • "Rumor: iPad mini is going retina" VentureBeat 12/14
  • "Backlighting Industry' Sources: Apple to Bump iPad mini Screen" The Mac Observer 12/14
  • "Intel: Why They Might Want To Be Apple's Processor Foundry"  Forbes 12/14
  • "Apple iPad shipments may reach 100 million in 2013" TG Daily 12/14
  • "Top Industry Players are mapping out the Future of Dual Display Devices" Patent Bolt 12/14
  • "iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 14: Batman's 3D sonar, bendy bodies, 5S yes and 5S no" Network World 12/14
  • "Xsan: Compatibility of SAN clients with Xsan and StorNext controllers" Apple Support 12/15
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Need a new 21' iMac before Christmas? Amazon shipping out models for Tuesday delivery" AppleInsider 5:46 PM
  • "Forever Lost: Episode 1 HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 12/15
  • "Farensius (Weather) For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/15
  • "Gluey For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/15
  • "Walmart Slaps Heavy Discount on iPhones, iPad" PC Magazine 12/15
  • "Bad Piggies HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/14
  • "Fotoable For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/14
  • "Virtual Table Tennis 3 HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/14
  • "Walmart's Got a $127 iPhone 5 and Other Crazy Cheap Deals" Gizmodo 12/14
  • "Wal-Mart puts iPhone 5 on sale for $127; are iPhone sales dragging?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/14
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/14
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/14
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/14
  • "Walmart Offering iPhone 5 for $127, Fourth-Generation iPad for $399" MacRumors 12/14
  • "Walmart now offers iPhone 5 for $127, 4S for $47, and fourth-gen iPad for $399; Target to discount Virgin's Prepaid 4S to $399" 9 to 5 Mac 12/14
  • "Wal-Mart selling Apple's iPhone 5 at big discount" Reuters 12/14
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 24 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/14

  • "Apple iMac 21.5in review (late 2012)" ITProPortal 7:29 AM
  • "Macworld Buying Guide: Which MacBook should you buy? Treat yourself to a new MacBook this Christmas with Macworld's essential guide" Macworld UK 12/15
  • "Element Case's Ronin case for iPhone 5: Lightweight luxury" TUAW 12/15
  • "Blue Microphones Spark Digital review: a solid iOS / USB mic for recording on the go" Engadget 12/15
  • "Scosche Realm RH656 Headphones: Good Sound Without Fuss" Cult of Android 12/15
  • "Review: RHA MA450i Earphones" iSource 12/15
  • "Logitech Trackpad for Mac review: A viable Magic Trackpad alternative, with an unfortunate trade-off" The Next Web 12/14
  • "Teaser: Five GPU Benchmarks for 'late 2012'' iMac 27-inch 3.4GHz Core i7 with GeForce GTX 680MX GPU" Bare Feats 12/14
  • "IPad vs. Surface: Let the tablet war begin/Apple dominates tablet sales. Now Microsoft is going after the iPad head on." Fortune 12/14
  • "Zagg ZAGGkeys PROplus (for iPad)" PC Magazine 12/14
  • "Rokform Fuzion+ a rugged iPhone case with some twists" AppleDailyReport 12/14
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Dropbox 2.0 brings a crisp new mobile look and refined photo experience on iOS" The Next Web 12/14
  • "Review: New Google Maps app big step up from Apple software, previous version" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12/14
  • "Google Maps iOS vs. Apple Maps: An In-depth comparison" Digital Trends 12/14
  • "Review: Google Maps puts Apple Maps to shame" Mashable 12/14
  • "Print to Dropbox, Evernote, or an actual printer from your iPhone or iPad" PCWorld 12/14
  • "Flickr for iOS review: Browse and share photos in style" CNET Reviews 12/14
  • "30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week" The Guardian 12/14
  • "Top 5 Apple iPad Apps for Kids" TheStreet 12/14
  • "Instaplayer: New iPad app to create animated, musical slideshows from live Instagram feeds" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 12/14
  • "Apple's Top 10 Free Apps of 2012" TheStreet 12/14
  • "'s Scrobbler Is An iOS Music Player With Recommendations & Smart Playlists" AddictiveTips 12/14
  • "Strum Review: Strum is the video clip equivalent of Instagram. It has a slightly expensive pricing policy but the vast majority of its content is free and decent." 148Apps 12/14
  • "Robots for iPad Review" Mac|Life 12/14
  • "Editor's Choice: The Top 6 Best iPhone Apps Of 2012 (the free and not so free)" Mac 360 12/14
  • "Creative Christmas Gifts: Carbot for iOS and Android devices" AppleTell 12/14
  • "'Minigore 2: Zombies' Review - Gore Harder" Touch Arcade 12/14
  • "Super Word Scramble! Review" 148Apps 12/14
  • "How To Use Siri And Google Maps For Directions Without Jailbreaking" Cult of Mac 8:24 PM
  • "How To Replace Apple Maps With Google Maps For iPhone [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 6:13 PM
  • "Prevent Your iPhone or iPod Headphones Cord from Breaking with a Little Shrinkwrap" Lifehacker 12/14
  • "Gift Guide 2012: For the Apple-user on your list" ZDNet 12/14
  • "5 tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi" USA Today 12/14
  • "Iterations: Google Challenges Apple At The iOS Application Layer" TechCrunch 6:52 PM
  • "Cassandra - Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:46 PM
  • "Reality Absorption Field: Apple's wireless way" TUAW 8:55 AM
  • "Tasers, taxes and the launch of the iPhone 5 in China" Fortune 12/15
  • "Apple rumors never cease: The iPad Mini rumor-machine is just getting started. And don't think for a minute that you'll see fewer stories than before. Apple rumors are an unstoppable force of nature."  CNET News 12/15
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Spin city"  Macworld 12/15
  • "Apple's maps: good, bad or just dangerous to know? Apparently I shouldn't ever have liked Apple Maps app" The Guardian 12/15
  • "Wolverton: For our new phone, AT&T was best choice" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 12/15
  • "Apple to start building their own chips in New York?" gadgeters 12/15
  • "Apple & Google Battle Over Maps, iOS Users Win" Apple'n'Apps 12/14
  • "MacBooks Dust PC Sales, Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 12/14
  • "Apples and Oranges: Why Mobile Versions of Console Games Don't Have As Much Depth" 148Apps 12/14
  • "Why Adobe's iPhone Fight Was a Flash in the Pan" TheStreet 12/14
  • "Google Maps' return to iOS may not be permanent, says analyst: Apple couldn't reject Google Maps now, but it could down the line" Computerworld 12/14
  • "Apple Execs Said To Be 'Seething' Over Google Maps Praise" BGR 12/14
  • "Google Maps for Iphone Violates European Data Protection Law, German Watchdog Says" IDG News Service 12/14
  • "Every Apple-Made App On Your iPhone Can Be Replaced By A Better App" Business Insider 12/14
  • "China Is So Over The iPhone" Forbes 12/14
  • "On That iPad Mini Retina Display Rumor..." AppleBitch 12/14
  • "iPad mini: Bringing the elderly into the digital age" ZDNet 12/14
  • "Apple Could be at a Disadvantage in China for Many Years"  Patently Apple 12/14
  • "10 Alternatives to Apple iOS 6 Maps for the iPhone 5" PC Magazine 12/14
  • "Apple Devices Generating Almost Two-Thirds of Web Traffic" Forbes 12/14
  • "Andreessen explains how Steve Jobs, Tim Cook are different: The famed venture capitalist says that market share didn't matter at all to Steve Jobs, but it certainly does to Tim Cook." CNET News 12/14
  • "The market, the madness, and the Apple television" iMore 12/14
  • "Another Key Reason for Apple to Get Into the TV Business" Forbes 12/14
  • "Apple TV: Saving The Broadcast Industry From Looming Collapse" Forbes 12/14
  • "Who Wants An Apple TV? 'Everyone' Says David Kirkpatrick" Daily Ticker 12/14
  • "iPhone 5 Launched in China — Is It Too Late?" 24/7 Wall St. 12/14
  • "Google Maps' Billion-Dollar bite at Apple" SmartMoney 12/14
  • "5 ways Google Maps trumps Apple Maps" Fortune 12/14
  • "Charlie Wolf: Google Maps a mixed blessing for Apple" Fortune 12/14
  • "Google Maps app a win for Google, not so much for Apple: analyst" MarketWatch 12/14
  • "As Google Maps Humiliates Apple, The Silver Lining Is Millions Will Finally Upgrade To iOS 6" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "Apple loses iPhone patent case" TG Daily 12/14
  • "Microsoft's new Windows chief discusses Sinofsky, the iPad, and a transition to touch" The Verge 12/14
  • "I gave up iPad for Microsoft Surface" BetaNews 12/14
  • "Developers say yes to iOS, but ambivalent about Apple: Survey reveals developers' negative opinion of Apple, but huge interest in building for iOS devices; Android also gets top marks" InfoWorld 12/14
  • "The Top 5 Apple News Headlines Of 2012" PixoBebo 12/14
  • "The future of streaming Video – four predictions for 2013" GigaOM 5:47 PM
  • "Can a MP3 sound better than a high-resolution FLAC or Apple Lossless file? Maybe; it depends on the MP3 and the high-resolution file." CNET News 12/15
  • "Worst products of the year: Products from 2012 that must have sounded like a good idea: but weren't." CNET TV 12/14
  • "Microsoft is winning by losing in mobile: So say the analysts, who dig deep to find an upside to Microsoft's lackluster showing in mobile" InfoWorld 12/14
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Top 9 Free iPhone Apps, According to Apple" Apple Lovers 7:22 AM
  • "Waka Waka Power solar charger seeks Kickstarter funding, charge your iPhone with just the power of the sun" iMore 7:20 AM
  • "Dropbox iOS App Update Brings New Photo Tab and More" Gadgetell 7:16 AM
  • "This Week's Must-Have iOS Games: Middle Manager of Justice, Monsters, Inc. Run, Football Manager & More" Cult of Mac 12/15
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Glass ceilings" Macworld 12/15
  • "PDF Expert 4.4 With PDF Converter Integration" MacStories 12/15
  • "Google+ for iOS updated with communities, profile editing, better event handling, and more" iMore 12/15
  • "Dream Bucket List App - Live The Life You've Always Imagined" prMac 12/15
  • "Creating Logos Made Easy by InstaLogo" prMac 12/15
  • "The New Year's App will spice up the Party" prMac 12/15
  • "Facebook for iOS is now faster than ever with version 5.3 update" Digital Trends 12/14
  • "Four new iOS apps you should check out this weekend" Ars Technica 12/14
  • "Dropbox 2.0 lands for iOS, introduces redesigned UI, new photos tab, & easier uploads" 9 to 5 Mac 12/14
  • "Dropbox For iOS Updated With New Photo Gallery And Design" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "Rovio Discounts All Its iPad Games to $0.99" iClarified 12/14
  • "Tonya Engst Discusses Video, Training and Updating Software with Hershey Apple Core" MacVoicesTV 12/14
  • "Microsoft launches its Bing social sidebar results on the iPad and iPad mini" The Next Web 12/14
  • "Google+ 4.0 for iOS adds Communities and more" TUAW 12/14
  • "Google+ Didn't Stop With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes And Conversation Cards" TechCrunch 12/14
  • "Fort Courage - A Wacky Adventure of the Imagination Available Now on iOS" prMac 12/14
  • "Bass Drop Dubstep HD - The Most Expansive Dubstep Sampler and Keyboard" prMac 12/14
  • "Vintage Gadget 1.0 for iOS - The Only Utility App You Will Ever Need" prMac 12/14
  • "Recards App Puts Fun Seasonal Greetings at Your Fingertips" prMac 12/14
  • "Can You Escape The Yard? Prison Run 2 for iOS Now Free for Limited Time" prMac 12/14
  • "Puzzling Cubes released for iOS and Android" prMac 12/14
  • "PhotoPhrase 1.2.1 - Add Beautiful Typography and Highlighting to Photos" prMac 12/14
  • "Cook, Serve, Delicious! for iPad Available Now!" prMac 12/14
  • "Jumsoft Adds iCloud Support to Money for iPhone and iPad" prMac 12/14
  • "Memory Jar app helps parents remember more of their kids' lives" prMac 12/14
  • "Acclaimed RTS Autumn Dynasty comes to iPhone" prMac 12/14
  • "FarFaria, the iPad Storybook App, Partners with Twin Sisters Productions" prMac 12/14
  • "WhatsApp tops Apple 2012 list, Airbnb and iPlayer honoured" Crave @ CNET 12/14
  • "Foldify's awesome iPad app allows you to create, print and fold 3D figures" Canadian Reviewer 12/14
  • "Frequent Stock Traders, Motorcycle Owners and Those With Tattoos More Likely to Break Their iPhones" AllThingsD 12/14
  • "Buffer launches new iOS and web apps making social media truly timeless" iDownload Blog 12/14
  • "Speedier Facebook iOS App Now Also Supports Upload Album Selection" App Advice 12/14
  • "Insert Coin: MeterPlug estimates electricity costs per device, aims to save you some cash" Engadget 12/14
  • "Waterproof Protective Case Shell for iPhone 5 (Black)" USBfever 12/14
  • "Leminder App Released - Perfect Timer for Your Kitchen" prMac 12/14
  • "Gun Hockey for iPad - Real-time physics casual board game" prMac 12/14
  • "FoxTube for Facebook 1.0 on iOS - High-Def, Social-Network Video Player" prMac 12/14
  • "InJoyee Releases Free Adventurous Dragon Runaway Game for iOS Devices" prMac 12/14
  • "The Virgin App available on the App Store and the Android Market" prMac 12/14
  • "Sales Productivity App Now Available on iPhone-ASPEC Mobile by SalesWays" prMac 12/14
  • "InstaRepost 1.0 for iOS - Repost a Photo on Instagram Without a Camera" prMac 12/14
  • "How Many Fish Can You Catch In Flick The Fish?" prMac 12/14
  • "Graffiti Words Paints the App Store ... Yellow???" prMac 12/14
  • "FOUNDD Launches iPhone App, Goes Multi-Platform" prMac 12/14
  • "Dream Skyland Offers Players Free Tickets to Survive 2012 Doomsday" prMac 12/14
  • "Create stunning animations with Animationist from Synium Software" prMac 12/14
  • "Classic Norwegian fairytales retold through interactive storybook apps" prMac 12/14
  • "Britton Mobile Development Releases Photo Collages 1.0" prMac 12/14
  • "Boogiemons, Find Paths in this Casual Mindbending Puzzle Game for iOS" prMac 12/14
  • "Apple TV Pictionary Party Game Draw-It, Push-It" prMac 12/14
  • "2x2 Flip Free: A Flipping fun puzzle game for your iDevices is out now" prMac 12/14
  • "Cheap Christmas Gifts-get up to 40% off on Pavtube software" prMac 12/14
  • "Now Available - Saagara's Augmented Reality App" prMac 12/14
Computer Industry
  • "Whitman: One Write-Off Too Far" Monday Note 5:57 PM
  • "HP steps up action over Autonomy: Hewlett-Packard still has investigators from accountancy firm PwC in Autonomy's Cambridge headquarters 'lifting up filing cabinets' to gather eVidence against the company, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt." Telegraph 7:39 AM
  • "Window pain for Ballmer: M'soft's big mobile bet" New York Post 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface now comes to John Lewis retails Stores in the UK after Best Buy and Walmart" PC Tablet 7:45 AM
  • "Bill Gates in Zimbabwe safari holiday - Unverified Reports" Zimbabwe Mail 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft, Motorola to keep patent case private" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees" Foss Patents 6:28 PM
  • "Santa ditches Google for Microsoft: After years with Google, the US military's Santa tracking service is switching to Microsoft Bing." Telegraph 7:46 AM
  • "Dell Has A New Platform As A Service That Actually Makes Sense" TechCrunch 6:53 PM
  • "AMD Cuts Its Chip Orders: It has also started using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for some advanced chips" Linux 9:12 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) Launches Opteron 4300 Processors for Telecom" 7:41 AM
  • "Cisco rumored to be putting Linksys up for sale: The networking giant is said to be shedding more of its consumer businesses by asking Barclays to help it sell the home wireless-router company." CNET News 9:13 PM
  • "Cisco hires bank to sell home wireless router unit: Report" Reuters 8:14 PM
  • "Windows Phone Store Launches In 37 New Markets, Adds Universal Search Feature" BGR 12/15
  • "Microsoft web Store now has support for installing apps via SD card" Tech 2 12/15
  • "Microsoft Caves In, Allows Mature Games in Windows Store" Tom's Hardware 12/15
  • "Microsoft Wants to Kill Windows XP but Updates App to Work on It" Softpedia 12/15
  • "Dell abandons smartphone market globally" Tech 2 12/15
  • "Dell Drops Android and Quits Smartphone Business" The Droid Guy 12/15
  • "Dell Integrating Recent Networking Acquisitions in Quest of New Growth" eWeek 12/15
  • "Dell, Once a Startup, Works to Help Other Startups Succeed" SiliconHills 12/15
  • "HP former CEO says board shares blame for Autonomy deal" Bloomberg 12/15
  • "In Wake of Autonomy Scandal, HP's Lawyers Wonder What's Next" The Recorder 12/15
  • "Intel unveils its upcoming initiatives" The Nation 12/15
  • "The PC's past and Intel's future: The leading purveyor of PC chips doesn't really think a lot about the desktop anymore." CNET News 12/15
  • "Intel on Track to Expand Addressable Markets for Atom Processors." X-bit labs 12/15
  • "Linux to drop i386 support in the 3.8 kernel, make us upgrade our Doom rig" Engadget 12/15
  • "IBM Cutting Major Employee 401(k) Benefit" TheStreet 12/15
  • "Oracle Leads Pre-Holiday Tech Earnings Parade" 12/15
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Apple's Current Price Is Justified" Seeking Alpha 8:57 AM
  • "Apple And Yahoo! Moving in Opposite Directions (Again)" 7:28 AM
  • "Apple stock takes investors on a wild ride" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/14
  • "$AAPL Drops to $510 After UBS Cuts Estimates, Lowers Target" The Mac Observer 12/14
  • "Apple stock slouches toward $500, near February lows: Apple's stock continues its recent declines, dropping nearly 4 percent in a day, and reaching prices around which it hovered in mid-February." CNET News 12/14
  • "Apple Stock Slide Endangers $241 Million of Structured Notes" Bloomberg 12/14
  • "Apple Stock: Among the Nutty Theories, a Legitimate Worry" Forbes 12/14
  • "AAPL: Slow China iPhone 5 Response a Technicality, Says Piper" Barron's 12/14
  • "AAPL Falls as Low as $507.66: UBS, Jefferies Trim iPhone Views, Ponder China Question" Barron's 12/14
  • "Apple's Inventory Glut?" [Video Report] CNBC 12/14
  • "Trading at Noon: Apple hurtles closer to $500!" [Video Report] Reuters 12/14
  • "Apple Cuts Parts Orders, Analyst Says; Stock At 10-Month Low" Forbes 12/14
  • "Apple: UBS Trims Estimates, Cuts Target To $700 From $780" Forbes 12/14
  • "Apple shares open down 3.9 percent, UBS cuts price target" Reuters 12/14
  • "Capitulation in the Apple Foodchain" Minyanville 12/14
  • "Apple Falls as UBS Projects Growth Slowdown for IPhone, IPad" Bloomberg 12/14
  • "Look Out Below: Apple Shares Fall Hard; UBS Gets Cautious" WSJ Blogs 12/14
  • "Trouble in Toyland: Apple stock down $19B, iPhone orders cut, price targets reduced" VentureBeat 12/14
  • "Still too soon to get back into Apple" MarketWatch 12/14
Industry News
  • "Techs stocks weighed down by Apple losses" MarketWatch 12/14
  • "Tech, Energy Shares Drive Stocks Lower" FOXBusiness 12/14
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline on Apple Amid Government Budget Talks" Bloomberg 12/14
  • "Stocks Socked Despite Upbeat China Numbers; Apple Falls" TheStreet 12/14
  • "Stocks end week on down note" CNNMoney 12/14
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Lower: Stocks turned lower, erasing the S&P 500's weekly gains, as Apple weighed on technology shares and upbeat Chinese factory data failed to excite bulls." [Paid Membership Required] 12/14
  • "Stocks to get China boost" CNNMoney 12/14
  • "U.K. stocks slip, BP off after downgrade" MarketWatch 12/14
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai stocks soar 4.3%, leading a mixed Asia/Shanghai benchmark" MarketWatch 12/14
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks edge lower as oil firms weigh" MarketWatch 12/14
  • "European Stocks Post Fourth Weekly Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 12/14
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/14
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/14
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/14

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